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for outgoing defense secretary leon panetta. president obama and the joint chiefs of staff paid tribute to him. the ceremony included members from all of the u.s. armed forces as well as performances by the band. this is about 50 minutes. ♪ ♪ [applause] ba♪ ♪ ["yankee doodle" plays] >> ladies and gentleman, please stand for the playing of the united states national anthem. >> present arms. >> present arms. ["the star-spangled banner" plays] >> please be seated. [indiscernible] ladies and gentlemen, general dempsey. [applause] >> mr. president, secretary and mrs. panetta, ambassadors, members of congress, men and women of the armed forces of the united states, especially our wounded warriors, and we cannot forget bravo. i was hoping bravo would be out there for the inspection of troops, but apparently jeremy thought differently. it is an honor to be here for this event. we're here to show our profound respect and thanks to secretary panetta. i recall play "the tempest," which is a nice metaphor, and i like to think of you as the prospero of public service. the secretary has used his art
in defense programs and a sharp decline in our military readiness. >> leon panetta is leaving his job as secretary of defense. in an impassioned address this week, secretary panetta warned of the looming budget cuts the pentagon faces due to sequestration. sequestration is washington argot for automatic spending cuts that will slash defense department budget by roughly $42.7 billion this year alone. the cuts are currently scheduled to go into effect on march 1, three weeks away. in his speech, panetta says the pentagon is already preparing itself for the budget axe. one of the most visible signs weeing the reduction from two to one the number of aircraft carriers the u.s. operates in the critical persian gulf. >> this is not a game. this is reality. these steps would seriously damage a fragile american economy, and they would degrade our ability to respond to crisis precisely at a time of rising instability across the globe. >> question. can the pentagon survive budget cuts or are secretary panetta's worries on the mark? mort zuckerman. >> yes, i think they can survive it. they have a
gathering and troop inspection. >> the pentagon pulled out all stops and panetta, the defense secretary, started putting out these dire numbers, 800,000 civilian jobs at the pentagon furloughed, 20% cut in pay after he gave a very angry speech at georgetown university, within hours the panic, they put out there will only be one aircraft carrier in the persian gulf and is a big issue for the republicans. >> there's not enough, is there? >> there's been two there the past two years. chris: again, the president wants to go big picture and talk big picture and he's confronted with this. >> it's a big issue for the house republicans because there's a big division there. you've got some of the tea party conservatives saying you know what, this is the best we'll get on cuts so we're going to eat the defense cuts because the cuts are shared across the board. and there are lots of republicans, i believe, including the house speaker, who don't believe that. chris: you believe there's enough republicans who are not far right. >> it's not going to happen and i think that this gets us back to the ma
this problem. this sequestration, secretary panetta, outgoing secretary of defense is one of the most widely respected men or person in washington, d.c. and he has been saying this nationalstate our nation security. republicans and democrats are responsible for this new cliff and i will take responsibility tore it for the republicans but we he have got to avoid it. we have got to stop it. >> chris: but if the president says the price of that is more taxes? >> the president is the same one that during the campaign said it's not going to happen. remember that? he just dismissed it. and a lot of us, in fact, lindsey graham and kelly ayotte and i were traveling around the country warning what is going to happen with sequestration. it is devastating. the world is dangerous. i'm sorry i'm a little emotional about this, the men and women in the military deserve better than what we are giving. it we just delayed the deployment of an aircraft carrier. the cuts are coming across the board. the consequences are severe. it requires bipartisanship. would i look at revenue closers? maybe so. but we have a
, look, we have to solve the problem. the sequestration, secretary panetta, one of the most widely respected men, person in washington, d.c. and he has been saying it will devastate our national security. we are -- republicans and democrats are responsible for the new cliff and i'll take responsibility for it for the republicans but we have got to avoid it. we have to stop it. >> chris: the president says -- the price of that is more taxes. >> the president is the same person who during the campaign said it will not happen. remember that? he dismissed it and a lot of us, lindsey graham and kelly ayotte traveled around the country warning about what will happen as a result of sequestration. and the world is very dangerous -- i'm sorry i'm emotional about this but this men and women serving in the military deserve better than what we are giving them. they don't know what they'll be doing tomorrow. we deplayed the deployment of an aircraft carrier. the cuts are coming across the board. the consequences are severe and it requires bipartisanship and, will i look at revenue closers, mayb
with defense secretary leon panetta and the general dempsey on the attacks of the american consulate in benghazi, libya. a doctor room >> we welcome secretary of defense william panetta and general dempsey. we are here to talk about the attack are indeed temporary and next in benghazi libya are in september 11th and 12th last year and the internal review following that attack including lessons learned from benghazi. i'd just want to remind colleagues that we will be receiving testimony next tuesday morning on the impact of sequestration adnor -- and/or a continuing resolution. i hope that today's hearing will inform the committee of any changes that have been made or are being proposed to the posture of u.s. forces overseas to respond to similar terrorist attacks in the future that we sought in benghazi. anything that will affect the dod and installations overseas. they released a timeline of its response to the assaults of september 11th and 12th and including on the deployment of various forces based in the united states or overseas. a copy of this timeline is in front of us. i thi
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. >> senator, leon panetta said in testimony this past week that he had one telephone call with the president, chairman dempsey was on the line, the call was 30 minutes long during the event in benghazi. do you think that was a level of involvement that was appropriate for the president? were you surprised that was the only phone call? >> secretary panetta indicated that there were actions that he would have taken with the benefit of hindsight that perhaps would have been different but he also said the major gap was in effect an intelligent gap, knowing what was happening on the ground. we'll need to revisit the procedures that we used. all actions taken in light of the need for greater intelligence which he identified as the major, in effect, gap during that time. >> of course coming up on tuesday, the president's annual stay of the union address, focusing on jobs and the economy. do you believe he'll pay the appropriate amount of attention to the issue that's preimminent on the concerns americans's are facing? >> he'll make jobs and the economy the centerpiece of the state of union and the
the white house and from the administration, and when you look back at panetta's last week in the hearing when he said he called the president at 5:00 and didn't touch base with him again. it's a fallout from the president being too focused on the election, not taking care of the embassador and our folks out there in benghazi that unfortunately had to die because of this. >> chris, do you think it's the president's fault, that he was too focused on the election and didn't do anything else that night? >> you know, i think it's easy to be -- it's a cheap shot. the reality is and the administration has been clear, mistakes were made. secretary -- former secretary of state clinton testified multiple times, she talked about what happened. there was -- she took responsibility for this terrible event. there was an investigation independent in terms of what happened and how to prevent it from happening. it seems strange at this moment that senator graham is decide to go put a hold on this. to be honest, my opinion, it has more to do with the fact there's a serious division between former senator
-- outgoing secretary of defense leon panetta conceding that there had been a real internal debate and that most of the president's national security advisers wanted to arm the rebels in syria. >> did you support the recommendation by then secretary of state clinton and then head of cia general petraeus that we provide weapons to the resistance in syria? did you support that? >> we did. >> you did support that? >> we did. >> you were in that region this week, martha raddatz. it was pretty surprising to learn not only secretary panetta but secretary of state clinton had pushed for this. the president said no. >> and the chairman of the joint chief of staffs. i think that came as a surprise to those in the region, and i talked to a lot of officials in the region about this. i don't think they're convinced that if the rebels were armed this would have changed much. a lot of the people i talked to said, look, we didn't know who they were then and there was actually some disagreement -- >> the rebels. >> military -- the rebels. we just don't know who they are. we admit we shouldn't have
in the future. leon panetta spoke out about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. citizens from. responding in time to save lives. it told a senate panel there of ano specific signs imminent attack him because he last september. ambassador stephens and three other americans were killed in the attack. push for gun control in big crowds this , including president obama. lawmakers discussed firearms. that includes fingerprinting and more restrictive ground checks by making gun owners take a safety class. this new idea did not sit well rights activists. there is so much legislation , we if you added any more told lose all opportunity have a gun. mark gray something needs to to prevent violence. limiting magazine sizes and banning assault rifles is a first step. annapolis police have found the body of a toddler they say was killed by her mother. they were looking for the body in a facility. the mother confessed to killing her two-year-old daughter. she says she smothered her and the girl posing body in a at the apartment complex. a jury has convicted in the murder of a north carolina eenager. of
as 800,000 dod civilians around the country for up to 20 days. >> defense secretary leon panetta says that if sequestration kicks in and billions of defense cuts are allowed to stand, he will throw the -- it will for the defense strategy out the window. if congress does not act to stop this, there will be a $1.20 trillion cut in spending, half in the defense department, and no corresponding rise in taxes. what is your best guess, evan? will it happen? >> yeah, a kid is going to happen. >> mark, if it does happen, the consequences? >> carl levin, i respect as much as any member of congress, thinks the odds are about even. the iceberg is at there and we can see it and we continue to sail in the direction of that. i think republicans, particularly speaker boehner, don't want it. >> colby, how did it come to this? >> they kicked it down the road. they tried to put this up to frighten everybody, but they cannot get together on the questions of tax cuts, cutting spending, entitlement reform. we are not going to have a sequestration. we are going to have castration of the military, castratio
panetta says that if sequestration kicks in and billions of defense cuts are allowed to stand they will have to for the defense strategy out the window, badly damamaging our ability to respond toto crises around the world. it would be a $10 trillion cut in spending, half from the defense department, no corresponding rise in taxes. what is your best guess, evan will happen? >> yeah, i think it willappen. >> i if that happens mk, the consequences? >> carl levin thinks the odds are probably even. the iceberg is there, we can see it, and we continue to sell the ship in the direction of it. i think repubublicans particularly speaker boehner, don't want a. >> colby, how did it come to this? >> they kicked it down the r road. they put it off, thought it would never happen. they put it up so that it frightened everybody but they cannot get themselves together. tax cuts, entitlement reform -- they can not get it done. we are not going to have sequestration. we are going to have castration of the military, castration of domestic programs and a they see it coming. and the president comin
's nominee for director of the cia, john brennan, followed by defense secretary leon panetta, and martin dempsey testified on the attacks in benghazi, libya, and later, the farewell ceremony for defense secretary panetta. john brennan, president obama's nominee for cia director testifying to the intelligence committee, answering questions on the targeted killing program and his role as counterterrorism advisor to president bush. the confirmation hearing was interrupted several times by protesters. they were forced to reset for several minutes to clear the room. [captions copyright nationalcable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed bynational captioning institute] police. will the capitol police now come in and clear the room. all signs out. [indiscernible] if the capitol police will clear the room, please. [indiscernible] [indiscernible] please clear the room. [indiscernible] please clear the room. [indiscernible] all right, i think we should clear the entire room and then let people back in. what do you think? >> we need more capital police. >> yeah, let's -- [indiscernible] ok,
. what came out because the same day he testified we had outgoing secretary of defense panetta, went to testify on benghazi and told us what we learned. two weeks ago, we talked last week about the difference between what panetta and clinton said about iran versus hagel, and two weeks ago when they went on "60 minutes" we called it the biggest pay off in history. in that show, i remember suggesting one of the reasons that came out of hillary clinton's testimony was interesting to pursue, what was the president doing? we now know the president wasn't engaged. they had a 5:15 minute meeting that was preplanned and he did not talk to secretary of defense, clinton, and according to panetta, talked to no one. what we have a foreign policy that is coming apart. >>gregg: you were in the carter administration. all hands on deck the. >> the president himself, for ten, 15, 20 hours a day, in the middle of the greatest moments of this, involved himself personally. we were trying to get them out the day they flew home we were there all night and the next morning up until the time of the inaugura
americans dead. >> are you surprised that the profit united states never called you, secretary panetta, and said how's it going? >> republican senator lindsey graham is with us is this morning and he is prepared to take gnaw steps unless he gets some answers. controversyover the president's nominees to run the pentagon and the c.i.a. new reportes of computer hacking, and the threat of cyber attacks. we'll also hear from mike rogers. senator jack reed of the armed services committee. former democratic congresswoman jane harman, now with the woodrow wilson center. james lewis of the center for strategic and international studies. and our own justice department correspondent bob orr. for analysis weal talk with kevin merida, managing editor of the "washington post." and david leonhardt, washington bob orro cheat "new york times." it's cold outside but getting warmer inside because this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning again. well, the blizzard 2013 may have set records in som
-- the confirmation hearing for john brennan. later, secretary leon panetta and martin dempsey testifying on the attacks in benghazi, libya. >> our guest on "newsmakers" is representative chris van haul in. he is a senior democrat on the -- chris van hollen. his district has several contractors waiting on the result of the sequestration. we are speaking to you on friday afternoon and you have just returned from a retreat. nancy cook is the tax and budget reporter. lori, yuo're up first. >> house democrats have prepared their own bill for dealing with the rest of the fiscal year. tax increases, republicans have said they will not go for any tax increases. everyone thinks the sequester is a bad idea. what is the plan to forge a compromise? >> we want to ask the republicans to take a balanced approach and i think there is growing pressure among other republicans to replace the sequester through a combination of cuts that take place over a longer time because they do not want to harm the economy in the short term even as you try to reduce the deficit in the long term. also by closing some of
the secretary of defense, as secretary panetta testified, to begin moving assets into the region to provide any response. ambassador pickering, admiral mullen concluded a response would be difficult if not impossible because of time and space. >> schieffer: a lot of people don't know want rules of the senate. senator graham said he's simply going to put a hold on these nominations. you say that's unwarranted. but what will happen next if he does that? >> well i would hope we would have in regular order a hearing and a vote on senator haig expel haig expel brennan and then we would bring it to the floor. i can't recall a secretary of defense that has not least had an opportunity to have their nomination brought to the thereafter senate. the last example was senator tower. it was brought to the popular. it was defeated but it received an up-or-down vote. these are critical offices, the secretary of defense, at a time when we're looking at sequester, looking forward-- looking at crises across the globe to dwell on a trag i think ofic incident and use that to block people is not appropriate. to as
and panetta that the most attention was the pivot one thing that wasn't so well noted was the idea of nation-building that they show the size its forces for long scale operations which means no more iraq and afghanistan. when you do your scenarios and calculations the small stuff is the special forces. is setting up a special specialist and that is what the army is doing now. there is something in western california called the national training center with massive tank battles in iraq and afghanistan have direct did mock villages and they have exiles, somebody would be an insurgent and they play these useful and creative games but now it is called full spectrum operation at the national training center for the first time they fired artillery shells but also a humanitarian assistance and sings with the village so they train for everything and also the best way to cut money cheaply and quickly is by cutting manpower it would take five years to build the aircraft carrier in the first year really spent 5% of the budget know you actually cut a couple hundred million but a guy who gives up 100,000
cuts and now they are saying it would be so awful. leon panetta, the defense secretary, saying it would hollow out the military and have grave reactions. this is not how washington is supposed to operate, is it? >> no, it's not. and let me explain. when the president proposed the sequester, it was as an incentive to those of us in congress to work together in a bipartisan way to solve these problems. it was supposed to be so awful that the supercommittee would finally reach a bipartisan agreement. but because they completely reject the revenue, it never happened. now that we have gone over fiscal cliff. we have proposed about roughly $700 billion in new taxes on the wealthiest americans over the next 10 years. the president believes, and i agree, within tax reform we can find additional savings over the next 10 years. use that to move toward deficit reduction and still keep this economy moving forward. >> how do you gain this -- again, i go back to what the president said a year ago, that he would fight obstruction with action. what is it that he has to show for that? the one piece of a
not with us involved. president obama and secretary panetta and the joint chiefs of staff in their strategy reviewne oftt a year ago which is the mot attention to that was the pivote from europe to the pacific, one thing in that review that wasn't so well noted was the idea that it's kind of an end of nation building. he said the army and marines shall not size its forces for large-scale, prolonged stability operations which translated to english is like no more iraqs and afghanistans. not just no more iraqs and afghanistans, but when you do your scenarios, when you crank your calculations to figure out how many troops you need, thiss is not even the kind of scenario that should enter into the calculation. and as you say, the small stuff is mainly special forces. some people, including john nogle, have proposed setting up a special advise and assist, you know, soldiers who would be specialists in being advisers to overseas armies. and i think that is what a lot of the army is doing now.h they find it -- but they're kind of in a pickle. they don't know, they don't know what to do. as you mig
that the profit united states never called you secretary panetta, and said how's it going? >> republican senator lindsey graham is with us is this morning and he is prepared to take gnaw steps unless he gets some answers. controversyover the president's nominees to run the pentagon and the c.i.a. new reportes of computer hacking, and the threat of cyber attacks. we'll also hear from mike rogers. senator jack reed of the armed services committee. former democratic congresswoman jane harman, now with the woodrow wilson center. james lewis of the center for strategic and international studies. and our own justice department correspondent bob orr.
to such a conclusion. i am a great admirer of secretary panetta. the great national security background. as you may remember, he was chairman of the budget committee in the house. he has a better handle on those issues than any other person. he is beside himself. he says shame on the congress. shame on all of us. there is absolutely no future and no particular -- and no future for defense contractors, waiting to see if we are going to go over another cliff. it is insane. in case you missed it, there was a favorability rating among or so ago. --a moth or so ago. did you know the, favorability of congress was the one below a colonoscopy? we deserve it. having said that, please have the president called us over to the white house, and sit down and try to solve this. can't we come to the white house and sit down and ellis' try that? what do we need to do? what do you want, and what do we want, and what is necessary? general them seem mentioned this morning in a hearing. we just cancel deployment of an aircraft carrier going to the middle east. the and know what the sailors do? they have canceled the le
of the problem with secretary of defense panetta, he's threatening to cut troop pay come on. and we have the off sets and limit building of defense bases and put that where else. and what we're looking at attempts to do-- i've been to the insides and budget games and give away the biggest things you don't want to give up and that's what they're doing here. we need to figure out a way to maintain everything we're doing in that area of the world and not jeopardize other things to develop. and one of the facts out here for the chinese, spending as much money right now on trying to find ways to have potable water for people as they are defense. so frankly, you have to look at things context. the spending in china, that much potable water they'll have a hard time doing expeditionary stuff, we have to look at everything, not just smaller cuts. >> alisyn: tony, it sounds like we can spend less, we have to spend smarter. is there waste in this day and age, and we hear about the $700 toilet seat. >> absolutely. two sources, big one, the joint ied defeat organization. billions spent and not one useful tec
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